CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 03, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's final stop on foreign tour noted; his call for new conf. on major rule in Rhodesia mentioned. Reports from Rhodesia of more USSR arms shipments to black guerrillas stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Monrovia, Liberia) President's departure from Nigeria and arrival in Liberia, Africa's 1st free state and one founded by freed American slaves, reported [CARTER - speaks of aims of Liberia's founders.] [Liberian President William TOLBERT - comments on American's role in world.] Public welcome for Carter, 1st United States President since Franklin Roosevelt to visit Liberia, described. Amy Carter's lunch, complete with local entertainment, noted. Carter's visit with Peace Corps vols. here cited. [CARTER - tells vols. it's been good trip.]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(DC) Report on recently learned information with regard to shipments of USSR arms to Zambia and Mozambique in March and United States officials' concerns that most will find way to Communist-backed rebels to be used in guerrilla war against Rhodesia. Details of shipment of arms and supplies to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, then to Zambia and to Maputo, Mozambique, given. Reports of possible all-out war against black-white coalition government recently formed in Rhodesia noted.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas
(Studio) Report on President Carter's statements with regard to South African attitude toward maj. rule in Namibia, made during stop in Nigeria. "Johannesburg Star" newspaper report on possible relaxation of racial segregation laws detailed. Spec. broadcast with regard to Carter trip noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
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